Bulwark FR Lab Coats

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Bulwark FR Lab Coats 

Bulwark FR Lab Coats

Bulwark FR High Visibility and FR Rainwear

White is no longer the standard color for a lab coat. This longstanding symbol of professionalism, research, and development can now be purchased in light blue and dark blue to match your team colors. Another reason to opt for the nonstandard is to distinguish between managers and lower ranking lab workers. Blue stands out in a group mostly consisting of white-collared workers.

Bulwark FR Lab Coats are still professional grade lab coats regardless of the color. The material is thick and durable enough for work, and is comfortable even in humid work conditions because it is 100% cotton. Although cotton is traditionally seen as a material that burns, it becomes much less so when joined in a tight pattern and treated with retardants. The FR stands for flame resistant.

Another reason to choose Bulwark FR Lab Coats are their resistance to arc flashes. Cotton is well known as an insulator, and is the reason why rubbing a balloon with a cotton cloth will produce static electricity. Standard Bulwark coats have an Arc Rating of 7.7 calories/cm. The purpose of a lab coat is to protect workers in a light industrial environment, and this product is prepared and certified for this function.

The reason for choosing a white coat is to easily see spilled fluids and to hold them while the worker removes the jacket. The color blue does not interfere with this safety feature, as color dyes will still show on a light blue surface. The dark blue surface will show stains as an even darker color, and might even be preferable when working with substances that have a white texture.

Many fluids and paints are lighter color, and labs are also a place for fine powders. A prime example is a medical laboratory, where most drugs are stored as powders. Bacterial cultures and food gel are powdery white when dry, and so pharmaceutical companies might consider the color blue over traditional white. Aside from the association between the color blue and medicine, it also just makes sense to prefer a color that will expose contaminants of concern.